The MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department offers an in-depth education in principles built on mathematics, computation, and the physical sciences. Researchers make breakthroughs in a variety of topics, including product design, data science, robotics, and hardware design.
LGO students work with EECS faculty to develop their own curriculum that pairs with their MBA coursework and plays to the student’s strengths and academic interests.
The EECS department specializations include:
- Circuit Design
- Hardware Devices
- Biomedical Sciences and Devices
- Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
- Decision Systems and Machine Learning
LGO students completing the SM in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science complete:
- The required courses in the LGO summer core
- Four engineering courses (usually 3-4 within the department) that show a coherent focus in the discipline. LGO EECS students work with faculty to determine courses that match their goals.
- LGO Internship incorporating Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and management content, resulting in a dual-degree thesis overseen by the student’s faculty advisor.
LGO students in EECS take a custom-designed course selection from the department’s broad offering. We’ve outlined two options below as example curricula, but MIT’s largest engineering department is full of possibilities.
An LGO curriculum focusing on micro and/or non-processing hardware/semiconductors could include:
- The LGO Core Curriculum
- One course in hardware design, such as:
- One course in Semiconductors, such as:
- Two additional courses in the department, taken from those above or free electives such as:
An EECS curriculum option based on software might follow the suggested track below:
- The LGO Core Curriculum
- Two courses in theory, such as:
- One course in design, such as:
- One approved elective course in an application area within the EECS department, such as:
Many of LGO’s partner companies are eager to work with LGOs getting their degree through EECS. Depending on what your academic focus is, you’re able to work on a number of fascinating topics.
A few recent EECS internships were:
Pacific Gas and Electric: Using data analytics models to test and treat electricity poles
Amazon: Optimizing robotics systems
Massachusetts General Hospital: forecasting hospital unit capacity needs
SanDisk: Thin, high stack semiconductor innovations
For LGO applicants, the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department looks for:
- A strong academic background in science or engineering with significant knowledge of electrical engineering or computer science. Previous LGO EECS students have enrolled with degrees in computer science, physics, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, and electrical engineering. In rare cases, students have a background in another engineering discipline with research and work experience in an EECS field.
- Defined research interests in line with EECS’s department research areas.
Applicants should have a stated interest in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Previous work experience in an industrial setting is ideal. Former students came from systems engineering and design engineering roles within firms in the aerospace, IT, electronics, and software industries.
A dual degree in MBA and EECS prepares students for a range of roles in many industries. Recent graduates from LGO EECS work in electronics, software, e-commerce, and web services. Some students go into biotech, research institutes, or consulting. Many work in strategic management, operations management, or project management roles directly after the program.